A question ( mainly for VA Red Staters): Has there ever been a serious attempt to remove the one term limit for governor?
Been reading about the governor’s successes, and popularity, and the excellent prospects the GOP has in the state legislature this November. I’m curious as to how Virginians feel about limiting the governor to one term, and if there has ever been a serious discussion or effort to amend the state Constitution? And if anyone has worthwhile links to articles/discussions on the topic, it’d be appreciated.
Lord help us! Could John McCain possibly be dreaming about the 2012 GOP nomination?
I was originally going to title this diary “Could McCain seriously be thinking about running in 2012?” but that wouldn’t be accurate. It’s not that he’s running, it’s more like he’s actively positioning himself to be the default choice if the right set of circumstances were to occur. At present, there are FOUR viable GOP candidates for the nomination: Romney: I suspewct that no matter | Read More »
GOP needs its own “class warfare” agenda…the battle between public and private sector employees.
At the same time that we learn that Washington DC is now the nation’s wealthiest city, that the gap between public and private compensation rates is hige, and going, we get Reid’s insane comment that the problem we face is that public jobs are suffering, while the private sector is doing OK. So we get the usual comments from Republicans about how “out of touch” | Read More »
Is Joe Biden trying to get himself tossed off the ticket?
What can we possibly say about Joe “don’t mess with me, man” Biden? Each day his comments become more vitriolic, his rhetoric more inflammatory. Republicans are in favor of rape, and want to see children die. Yada, yada, yada….At this rate, it’s hard to imagine just what will be spewing from the mouth of the man Mark Levin once called the “dumbest person in the | Read More »
Pandering to Nevada: ALL the GOP candidates got it wrong on Yucca Mt.
At last night’s GOP debate, a question was asked about Yucca Mt, the long delayed repository for spent nuclear waste. All the candidates displayed a woeful lack of courage, failing to clearly state that it is a national imperative that Yucca Mt. be brought on-line as soon as possible. Nevadans oppose Yucca Mt. Polls have demonstrated that over and over. Those on the stage attemptd | Read More »
What. if anything, is to be learned from Herman’s Cain’s 2004 Georgia Senate primary loss?
A great deal has been written on Red State about Herman Cain, as his meteoric rise in the polls has caught most in the GOP by surprise. His story is well known to most here… humble beginnings, head of Godfather’s Pizza, his battle with cancer, and now his remarkable run for the GOP nomination. It’s often listed as somewhat of an afterthought that he lost | Read More »
Three crucial primaries that will clearly define both the GOP and the US Senate
Aside from the presidential contest, there are a great many other races around the nation that have conservatives excited about the prospects of victory. Be it for governor, senator, or representative, the GOP can reasonably anticipate gains across the board. But before we get to the general election, there are THREE Republican primaries for senate contests that are crucial to determining the future of both | Read More »
2012 is starting to look a lot like 1996, and if the GOP establishment has its way, Mitt will be the next Bob Dole
Coming into the 1996 election, the GOP was excited, energized, and fready to take complete control of the federal government. In 1996, the voters, disgusted in part by Clinton’s policies ( including the first attempt to have the federal government take over health care ) and the many emerging Clinton scandals ( which is what happens when the Dem candidate gets a pass from the | Read More »
OWS..Allen Drury wrote about it decades ago.
As I’ve been following the OWS story these last few weeks, as the movement both grows and evolves, I’ve had a recurrent sense that I’ve heard it all before. And yesterday it hit me: Allen Drury had chronicled this years ago. Drury’s “Washington series” of novels beginning with “Advise and Consent”, were the political and social equivalent of Tom Clancy’s cold war technothrillers. He was | Read More »
Can anyone explain the GOP congressional strategy for Obama’s jobs bill?
This has been aggravating me for some time. I’m trying to understand what the GOP is doing with Obama’s jobs bill, and for the life of me, I have no clue. I think it’s important, because it gives considerable insight into House GOP leadership…or rather, the lack of it. As we all know, a few weeks ago, after much ballyhooing and pormotion, Obama finally produced | Read More »